Yesterday the ICANN Board adopted a Temporary Specification for GDPR compliance, pursuant to the procedure under ICANN’s Registry Agreements and Registrar Accreditation Agreement. The action puts into place a policy process to consider the development and adoption of a consensus policy to be conducted within the maximum of a one-year time frame allowed for a Temporary Specification (renewable by the Board at 90-day intervals for up to a year).
In an attempt to get the rights to the France.com domain back, Jean-Noël Frydman is suing the French Republic, Atout France (a government tourism agency), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and VeriSign. Frydman's lawsuit accuses France of cybersquatting and "reverse domain-name hijacking," and more.
French-born Frydman claims the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs illegally seized the France.com domain that had been under his ownership since he purchased it from Network Solutions, LLC in 1994. He says he set up the website in 1995 as a "digital kiosk" about France and "included information about French culture, the Francophile community and a small section on tourism to France."
In just a few days Corsearch employees will arrive in Seattle, Washington for the event of the year -- the 140th Annual International Trademark Association Annual Meeting. Thousands of trademark and brand professionals from 150 countries converge at this important conference each year for networking, education, and very importantly, face to face meetings with their favorite industry service companies like...you guessed it...Corsearch!
The world of alcohol beverage is an extremely competitive industry and the value and importance of trademarks and trade dress are always being tested in the marketplace as manufacturers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on branding and product design and development. Advertising and marketing of alcohol beverage products is therefore focused on consumer recognition of brand names and product design and packaging, otherwise known as “trade dress.”
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